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Old 08-09-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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I was going to ask this... Was the event HEAVILY advertised beforehand? I was a little too young to attend, but really didn't know anything about it until LOOOOONG years after.



BTW, Why is this in "retirement?
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Probably because it was a national event which many people here share memories of - no different, really, than sharing thoughts on what one wanted to do for a career as a youth or career regrets or any of those threads. These are all subtopics of what made a unique generation.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Canada
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16 years old, innocent and working my 1st real summer job.

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To this day no one played the Star Spangled Banner better than Hendrix. Highlight of the show.

Well... maybe seeing CSN&Y might have beat Jimi.

Or was it Country Joe and the Fish singing "Give me an F".

So many good highlights.

On a side note... I'm still in love with the young Linda Ronstadt. Talk about a beauty!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKvnQYFhGCc

WOW!
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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I was at summer camp.

It was a busy year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLu0Ak9Blog
It WAS a busy year and I still have picture of my Dad sitting about an inch away from the tv screen, watching Neil Armstrong's first steps
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Default Hurricane Camille

My family was in the car evacuating the Ms Gulf Coast from Hurricane Camille. She made landfall on August 17th, 1969.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Durm
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This is one of my favorite threads on City Data. All of your posts are so descriptive and cinematic.

I was just under two years old and my parents were not ones to take a toddler to Woodstock or go themselves. Music fans, but not so into live music. A close friend of mine was pregnant and was there. She said it was one of the greatest experiences of her life.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:52 PM
 
Location: equator
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Oh, Grace Slick! I just love "White Rabbit". Oddly, our neighbor here just told me she is the godmother to his daughter. Hmmmm


I really like "Jefferson Starship" too.


My parents thought rock 'n roll was from the devil. All those minor chords, LOL.


Would have been great to be a part of that. But I was only in Junior High, in the orange groves of CA.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:57 PM
 
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I was 19 years old and serving in Viet Nam. 109 soldiers were killed during Woodstock.
While Woodstock Rocked, GIs Died | Small Wars Journal
Thank you for your service!
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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I was 19, in the Army and stationed at Illesheim Germany..I remember going into the PX one day, picking up a copy of Life magazine and looking at the cover that had a full size picture of woodstock and the crowd and thinking..."damn, look at what's going on back in the world and I'm missing it"..lol..at the time I was just glad that I wasn't in Viet Nam..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHwSzl5P2OA
Thank you for your service. The Cold War did not stop. We had to maintain multiple fronts at that time.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:01 PM
 
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It WAS a busy year and I still have picture of my Dad sitting about an inch away from the tv screen, watching Neil Armstrong's first steps
Being on the cusp of elementary school, the moon landing was top of mind for me. I had no clue about Woodstock.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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BTW - this thread demonstrates boldly why Strauss and Howe were correct with their generational boundaries and why the mass media's / general public's notion of "Boomers = 1945 through 1965" is completely wrong. The real Boom generation started earlier and ended earlier. That is the true cohort set with many shared experiences.

Most people born after 1960 have no clue about JFK, Woodstock, etc. We were kids ... real kids as in living in Mom and Dad's house and playing in playgrounds. Even someone on the head end, 1961, is not going to remember JFK and if they had an inkling of Woodstock it's something like "the big kids were talking about Woodstock."

Real Boom: 1943 through 1960
Real X: 1961 through 1981

Whaaaat! you say ... X longer than Boom? Yep, but the lower birth rate during 61 - 81 balances out the insane birthrate of 43 - 60. Heck, the birth rate started to shoot for the moon even before 43, a fact most are not aware of.
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